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Amberg fatal house fire started from kids playing with a lighter

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This home on Hwy. 141 in the town of Amberg was destroyed by fire, Nov. 27, 2013. (Photo from: FOX 11).
This home on Hwy. 141 in the town of Amberg was destroyed by fire, Nov. 27, 2013. (Photo from: FOX 11).

AMBERG, WI (WTAQ) - Investigators say a fire that killed a two-year-girl started with kids playing with a lighter in the basement.

The blaze happened at a home along Highway 141 in the Town of Amberg Wednesday. Officials say a woman and her three daughters were in the home when the fire started. The mom and two of the girls were able to get out, but 2-year-old Lee-Ann Arendt died.

Autopsy results show the child died of smoke inhalation, according to the Marinette County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's officials say there was a delay in finding Le-Ann since it appeared she hid when the fire started.

According to the state fire marshal's office, the fire was an accident and there is no sign of foul play.

A benefit account for the family is set up at Bank North, which has offices in Crivitz, Amberg, Pembine, Wausaukee and at the Piggly Wiggly in Crivitz. Donations can also be mailed to Bank North Crivitz at PO Box 160, Crivitz, WI, 54114.

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